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mmm212 Dec 12, 2010 03:40 PM

Hi, Does anyone know where to buy HP sauce in Philadelphia? Thanks!

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    phillyjazz Jan 2, 2011 06:23 AM

    According to this, it's now made in the Netherlands :


    When I lived in Montreal, one always saw this instead of A1. Apparently there are now "frutier" variations (Chicken and Rib) as well as a "Bolder" formula.

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      Bacchus101 Jan 5, 2011 04:38 AM

      Ok my interest was peaked and I, with no trouble, found HP at all my local stores and I purchased a bottle. On first tastes I seem to like A-1 but that could just be what I am familiar wtih. If anyone would like to refine my tastes a bit; could you share with me what you feel are the differences and/or why HP?

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        cheesewit Jan 8, 2011 10:37 AM

        Original formula HP Sauce (now made in the Netherlands) does not use HFCS. The formula still uses tamarind. As I posted earlier, the authentic/original formulation comes in a white capped bottle. The US version (made with HFCS) has a blue cap.

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          phillyjazz Jan 9, 2011 05:37 AM

          Speaking of Tamarind, Pickapeppa is a good sauce to try if you like HP. From Jamaica (but not very hot at all) it should certainly be considered among the A1 / HP category.

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            cwdonald Jan 22, 2011 05:37 AM

            White cap bottle definitely available in Wegman's, both the original and the fruity.

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          cheesewit Jan 8, 2011 10:35 AM

          Yes, it is now made in the Netherlands.

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          Bigley9 Dec 30, 2010 05:21 AM

          It is at Jonathan's Best in the RTM

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            ssturn Dec 16, 2010 08:18 AM

            My husband adores HP Sauce and puts it on everything. Usually after he's had a few beers and on food it doesn't belong. He gets mad when I tell him it tastes like A-1 steak sauce. :-)

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              Johnny West Jan 4, 2011 07:02 PM

              Me, too! I put HP on everything - eggs, potatoes, liver, burgers, you name it.
              We go to B.C. a few times a year and I get a gallon each trip, well four big
              bottles anyway. I like A-1, too. I see it in the stores around here but it's the
              chintzy little glass bottles and they ask almost 5 bucks for it. Heintz has enough

            2. 94Bravo Dec 14, 2010 02:56 PM

              Yes, Wegman's has a nice little section of British foods like HP sauce, curries, Flake bars, biscuits, etc. Was just at the Collegeville location looking for the McCann's steel cut oatmeal and it was in this section.

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                mmm212 Dec 14, 2010 05:25 PM

                good to know. To buy it online I would have had to pay $16 in shipping for 1 bottle

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                  mikerichi Dec 30, 2010 12:40 AM

                  Amazon has it for significantly cheaper. Recently they've started offering a lot of British foods like HP Sauce, various Heinz products only available in the UK (potato and leek soup, beans, curried beans, salad cream) and the prices are very reasonable. I think the HP sauce was 4 bottles for $16 and the Heinz stuff was 12 cans for about $20.

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                    cwdonald Dec 30, 2010 04:46 AM

                    Is it cheaper after you figure in shipping?

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                      mikerichi Dec 30, 2010 07:00 AM

                      It ships from the US so it's eligible for Super Saver (free shipping) as long as you spend at least $25. I think I read that whoever makes HP and the UK-only Heinz products now has a manufacturing facility in the US (maybe north Jersey?) so that could explain why the stuff is able to ship from the US.

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                        cheesewit Dec 31, 2010 04:52 PM

                        I worked for the exclusive importer of Heinz UK and HP (owned by Heinz) products. The company is based in CA and is the supplier of those items to Amazon. All of the products are made in the UK.
                        The HP Sauces made in the UK have white caps on them. If you see HP Sauce with a blue cap (and a different formula), it is being made in Englewood, NJ where Lea & Perrins is made.

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                          mikerichi Jan 21, 2011 11:33 PM

                          The blue cap is the one labeled "HP Steak Sauce" and basically tastes like Lea & Perrins, right? Nice that the importer is able to get the UK-made goods to Amazon cheaply enough that the price is almost as cheap as US made goods.

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                  PattiCakes Jan 4, 2011 10:56 AM

                  Off track, but my husband is addicted to McCann's Steel Cut Oatmeal -- he makes it in the rice cooker almost every morning. It's now available in a lot of stores: Fresh Market, Genuardi's, and even in WalMart in Willow Grove.

                  Wegman's ethnic cuisine section is positively awesome.

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                    Buckethead Jan 4, 2011 11:13 AM

                    FYI, you can get steel-cut oats (a.k.a. pinhead oats) in the bulk section at Whole Foods, they're a lot cheaper that way.

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                      PattiCakes Jan 4, 2011 06:40 PM

                      hot damn! Thanks, Bucket -- I spend a small fortune keeping the Mr. in his steel cut oats.

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                        cook262 Jan 5, 2011 04:11 AM

                        SO loves McCann's too. How do you do it in the rice cooker?

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                          PattiCakes Jan 5, 2011 08:50 AM

                          About a year ago, I sprung for a Zojurushi "neuro fuzzy" rice cooker that has a porridge setting. One of the best small appliance investments I've ever made. Hubby uses half water, half milk, a pat of butter, a cap-full of Mexican vanilla, a pinch of Penzey's baking spice and a handful of dried raisins/blueberries/cranberries. You dump it all in, set the cooker, then wait about a half hour. Magic.

                          It also makes great rice and stupendous risotto.

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                            Bigley9 Jan 5, 2011 10:12 AM

                            our house too! love that rice cooker!

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                              PattiCakes Jan 5, 2011 10:52 AM

                              I loved it so much that I got the smaller model for my daughter & SIL. Now he is hooked on the steel-cut oatmeal as well. One of these days I'll have to get them to branch out into the other stuff. If you don't have it already, I highly recommend this book: http://www.amazon.com/Ultimate-Rice-C...

                              Contact me off line if you want to trade rice cooker info.

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                                cook262 Jan 6, 2011 04:38 AM

                                Thanks...appreciate both the 'how to' for the oatmeal as well as the book rec. Went to Amazon and it looks interesting.

                      2. re: Buckethead
                        barryg Jan 4, 2011 06:52 PM

                        Trader Joe's has McCann's, too, but probably not as cheap per-unit as Whole Foods bulk.

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                    jl0328 Dec 13, 2010 06:40 PM

                    The specialty store in Reading Terminal Market has it.
                    I think it's called Johnathans Best (http://www.jonathansbest.com/)

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                      mmm212 Dec 14, 2010 05:23 PM

                      thanks for the link!

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                      Bigley9 Dec 13, 2010 05:58 AM

                      They have it at Superfresh on Delaware Ave in the international isle

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                        mmm212 Dec 14, 2010 05:24 PM

                        Ugg! I was just there, forgot to check. Thanks

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                        Chefpaulo Dec 12, 2010 03:44 PM

                        Saw it today at Wegmans.

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                          mmm212 Dec 12, 2010 03:47 PM


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                            phillyjazz Dec 13, 2010 03:43 AM

                            I have seen it in regular grocery store like Acme, but only in the Kosher section ...

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                              mmm212 Dec 14, 2010 05:23 PM

                              great, thanks!

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